Historic Oak View County Park, 4028 Carya Drive, Raleigh, is free to visit.
The park is a 19th-century historic farmstead, with a mission to interpret North Carolina’s agricultural heritage and rural history via educational programs, special events and exhibits.
Several goats live at Historic Oak View County Park, which makes it a unique destination in Wake County.
Historic Oak View County Park has a lot to explore, including a Cotton Gin House, a kitchen garden, a cemetery, a livestock barn, a pecan grove, a tenant house, and more. There’s even a fishing pond — catch and release only. There are walking trails as well.
Visit Historic Oak View County Park’s Facebook page for updates.
Public Programs at Oak View
Find the most current list of public programs on Oak View’s website. Here’s some of what’s coming up. Follow the links to register or to get more information.
Seeds of Freedom: Juneteenth at Oak View
Sunday, June 4, 2023, 2 p.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
Saturday, June 17, 2023, 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, June 25, 2023, 2 p.m.
Join us at Oak View for a walking tour focused on the history of Juneteenth and how the transition from slavery to freedom was experienced by Oak View’s enslaved community. Discover stories of how African American families celebrated their liberation and the steps they took to plant seeds of freedom for themselves and their descendants. After the tour, participants will be invited to fold their own seed packet and reflect on what freedom means to them.
Free and open to all ages, recommended for ages 4th grade and up. Registration is required for all participants.
Learn about more Juneteenth celebrations around the Triangle!
Storytime at Oak View: Juneteenth for Mazie
Thursday, June 15, 2023, 10 a.m.
Tuesday, June 20, 2023, 10 a.m.
Saturday, June 24, 2023, 10 a.m.
Learn about the significance of Juneteenth and the celebration of freedom from slavery. We’ll read the children’s book “Juneteenth for Mazie” and visit the tenant house to learn about what freedom meant to the enslaved community at Oak View. Participants will create a take-home reminder by decorating their own Juneteenth flag.
Free and open to all ages, recommended for ages 4-8. Registration is required for all participants.
StoryWalk at Oak View
Every day during park hours (8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday) check out StoryWalk.
StoryWalk® at Oak View features a new children’s book every month. StoryWalk® combines the pleasures of reading a children’s book while taking a nature walk.
Throughout the month of June, the StoryWalk will feature the children’s book “Opal Lee and What It Means to be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth” by Alice Faye Duncan (author) and Keturah A. Bobo illustrator.)
in addition, the park will feature a special self-guided Juneteenth Freedom Stories walking trail, featuring interpretive panels about the history of Juneteenth and the stories of how the enslaved community at Oak View experienced the transition from slavery to freedom. The display is located on the park’s brick walkways, starting after the StoryWalk® and ending at the 1870s tenant house.
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